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'We have an equal chance with Zamalek to win Egypt Cup title: Pyramids FC Coach Desabre

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 3 Sep 2019
Sebastien Desabre
File photo: Pyramids FC boss Sebastien Desabre (Reuters)
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Pyramids FC French coach Sebastien Desabre said he believes that his team has an equal chances with rivals Zamalek to win Egypt Cup title.

The two teams will meet on Sunday in Egypt's secondary domestic competition final.

"I am happy to face Zamalek and also with meeting Ahly in the round of 16. We respect both teams," the French tactician Desabre, who took charge of Pyramids FC earlier in July, told ON Sport TV channel on Monday night.

Pyramids FC, who elminated league champions Ahly in the cup's round of 16 after beating them 1-0 on 17 August, have reached their first ever Egypt Cup final after defeating Petrojet 2-0 on Monday.

"We should prepare well for the Zamalek test at both the technical and physical levels," said the Pyrmaids coach after the Petrojet win.

"We have a chance to win the cup title. Our chances are 50/50 with Zamalek," the former Uganda and Egypt's Ismaily coach said.

"We have to get rest for some time and then continue our work and develop our performance."

"The team is improving gradually and this is clear with every match. We played five matches and won all of them and the performance gets better."

"There is a competition between players and this motivates everyone and is beneficial for all of us. My ambition is to win titles and I will do my best now to win the Cup title," he concluded.

Against Zamalek, the high-spending club Pyramids FC, formerly known as Al-Assiouty Sport, will be playing in its first ever final of any major competition.

Zamalek, who seek their sixth cup title in seven seasons, booked their place in the final after Sunday's 1-0 win over Ittihad of Alexandria.

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